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Running Calendar

There are three programs organised by the Mackay Road Runners:

Race Program 2019

The calendar is available below or download the PDF version.

Bring your own water for all 12km and under events.

SOCIAL No Handicap or Club Championship Points
Scratch start – Handicap Points
Handicap Race Start – Handicap Points
Club Championship Race – Scratch Start – Club Championship & Handicap Points
Event fees applies
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Upcoming Events

April 2019

The Zambrero Burrito Bolt

April 21 @ 4:30 pm

5 / 10km,4.30pm

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Farmer’s Long Gallop

April 28 @ 6:00 am

5 / 17km,6.00am

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May 2019

Blue Water Quay Social

May 5 @ 4:00 pm

5 / 10km,4.00pm

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Casu Jack’s Pre-Mothers’ Day Run

May 11 @ 6:30 am

5/ 12km,6.30am

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The Inaugural Shawn Claydon Memorial Shield

May 19 @ 6:30 am

5 / 10km,6.30am

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North Harbour Beach Loop

May 26 @ 4:00 pm

5 / 11km,4.00pm

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June 2019

BMA Mackay Marina Run *

June 2 @ 6:30 am


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Robbo’s Rowallan Trail

June 9 @ 7:00 am

4.6 / 6.9km,7.00am

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30klm Club Championship

June 16 @ 6:00 am

5 / 30km,6.00am

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The Grove 10 km Handicap Trophy

June 23 @ 4:00 pm

5 / 10km,4.00pm

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Shawn’s Summer Series – Oct 2018 to Feb 2019

Coordinators of Summer Socials – at least on in attendance to organise each event.

  • Jim Ford – 0417 797 346
  • Janelle Tilse – 0400 997 432
  • Alana Ford – 0431 217 584


Runners of all abilities are welcome. Social, not competitive good way to finish your week-end. Bring a water bottle. Refreshing fruit provided at runs end. Gold coin donation appreciated. This year be the overall ‘summer champion’. End of series prize to runner with most accumulated kilometres in the summer runs. Note-: Handcapp event with extra K’s awarded to the older participants each week. ( 41 to 45 – 1Km), (46 to 50 – 2 Km), (51 to 55 – 3Km) and so on. This of course will involve an element of honesty; I remain an optimist. Note -: Course extensions for masochists and short run (5 km) for beginners always available.

All runs start at the 5.30 pm unless specifically stated.

Midweek Club Run

When: Wednesdays at 6.00pm

Location: Blue Water Quay, Corner Brisbane and River Streets.  Organisers: Jim Ford (0417 797 346), Janelle Tilse (0400 997 432), Alana Ford (0431 217 584)

Format: Group social run for all abilities. Beginners welcome. Children under 12 require an adult co-runner. Challenge for quick runners.

Courses: Various around Mackay CBD and River Pathways

(non-club/casual/no cost)

DateEvent & VenueDistanceGun TimeTypeMap
Sun Feb 11Lighthouse warm up – Mackay Harbour Boat Ramp Car Park, Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour5km5.30pmSOCIALhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/692434063
Sun Feb 18Tilse’s Toddle – 24 Johnson St, West Mackay5 / 10km5.30pmSCRhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1768923328
Sun Feb 25Martel Marina Sprint – Mackay Harbour Boat Ramp Car Park, Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour5 / 10km5.30pmSOCIALhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1587297987
Fri Mar 02BMA Mackay Marina Launch Run – City Cinema Car Park, Cnr Gregory and Wood St, CBD5km6.00pmSOCIALhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1072293103
Sun Mar 045km Club Championship – Rotunda, Queens Park, Goldsmith St, East Mackay5km5.30pmCChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/286234577
Sun Mar 11Ocean International Canter – Quota Park, Binnington Esplanade, South Mackay5 / 8km5.00pmHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/719982539
Sun Mar 18K Mart Loop – Gordon White Library Car Park, Phillips St, North Mackay5 / 13km5.00pmSCRhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/487131395
Sun Mar 25Tim’s Pub to Pub – 16 Ocean Ave, Slade Point (Note change of address)5 / 16km6.00amCChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/199324247
Sun Apr 01The Zambrero Burrito Bolt – 47 Gordon St, Mackay City5 / 10km4.30pmSOCIALhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/737581633
Sun Apr 08Rural View Run – McCready St, Nindaroo5 / 10km4.30pmHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/731658619
Sun Apr 15Hillsborough Hurt Locker (Trail and Sand) – Risely Parade, Cape Hillsborough10km4.30pmSOCIALhttps://www.strava.com/activities/1241407891
Sun Apr 22Farmer’s Long Gallop – 62 Evans Ave, North Mackay5 / 17km6.30amHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/756777759
Sun Apr 29Mt Bassett Run – New Mulherin Park, East Pt Rd, Mackay Harbour5 / 11km4.00pmHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1178964235
Sun May 06North Qld Games* – Botanical Gardens Ampitheatre, Crowley5 / 10km7.00amSOCIALhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/763511161
Sun May 12Casu Jack’s Pre-Mothers’ Day Run – Casu Jacks Café, Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour5/ 12km6.30amHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/770011820
Sun May 2030km Club Championship – 39 Vassalo Drive, Glenella5 / 30km6.00amCChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/776352438
Sun May 27North Harbour Beach Loop – Cathy Freeman Oval, Wren St, Slade Point5 / 11km4.00pmHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/789710981
Sun Jun 03BMA Mackay Marina Run* – Mackay Marina Precinct, Mackay Harbour21.1km6.30amCChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/796210316
Sun Jun 10Mengs Cross Country – Mky & Dist Mountain Bike Club (MAD), Rowallan Park, turn off at cnr Holt’s Rd & Glendarrah Rds, Richmond3.5/7km7.00amSCRhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/803007444
Sun Jun 17Forysths Accounting Services 10k Club Championship – Rotunda, Queens Park, Goldsmith St, East Mackay5 / 10km4.00pmCChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/300840744
Sun Jun 24The Grove 10 km Handicap Trophy – The Grove Tavern, Andergrove Road, Andergrove5 / 10km4.00pmHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/817049720
Sun Jul 01Blue Water Quay Social – Blue Water Quay, Cnr Brisbane & River Sts, CBD5 / 10km4.00pmSOCIAL
Sun Jul 08Robbo’s 61 Steps – Gordon White Library Car Park, Phillips St, North Mackay5 / 10km4.00pmHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/830606762
Sun Jul 15Blue Water Quay Social – Blue Water Quay, Cnr Brisbane & River Sts, CBD5 / 10km4.00pmSOCIAL
Sun Jul 22M-Test King / Queen of the Mtn & Laura Pettifer Memorial & Podiatry Mky Junior – Netherdale, Mackay – Eungella Road3.2 or 6.48.00amCChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/550267780
Sun Jul 29Hillsborough Reef-Forest Run (Trail and Sand) – Risely Parade, Cape Hillsborough (BBQ)5 or 9km8.00amCChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1280749514
Sun Aug 05Blue Water Quay Social – Blue Water Quay, Cnr Brisbane & River Sts, CBD5 / 10km4.00pmSOCIAL
Sun Aug 12Eimeo Pacific Hotel Run – Eimeo Pacific Hotel, Mango Avenue, Eimeo5 / 14km4.00pmHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/867070603
Sun Aug 19North Qld Bulk Ports Magic Mile – Open/Podiatry Mky Jnr Mile – Breakwater Access Rd, Mackay Harbour1.6km8.00amCChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1307547276
Sun Aug 26Bonson’s Scrub Rd, The Leap – Meet at Coningsby State School at 3.30 pm for car pooling to start line6 / 12km4.00pmHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/113420660
Sun Sep 01Pre-Father’s Day Run @ Mackay parkrun – Botanical Gardens playground, Cnr Mackay Bypass Rd and Jackson St, West Mackay5 / 10km7.00amSOCIALhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1127396532
Sun Sep 09Shield’s Stampede – 21 Karl Langer Crescent, Mt Pleasant5 / 12km4.00pmSCRhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/520857970
Sun Sep 16Benita Willis 10km Bluewater Lagoon – Caneland Park (Behind Bluewater Lagoon), River St, Mackay City5 / 10km4.00pmHChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/896777330
Sun Sep 233km Club Championship – Rotunda, Queens Park, Goldsmith St, East Mackay3km 4.00pmCChttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/601207266
Sun Sep 30The Jungle Run – Botanical Gardens playground, Cnr Mackay Bypass Rd and Jackson St, West Mackay5km6.30amSOCIALhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1387084332
Sun Oct 07Eungella Trail Run – Meet at The Eungella Chalet* – Meet at the Eungella Chalet, Eungella21.1km8.00amSOCIALhttps://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/478731095
Sun Oct 14Bye weekend – Rest up and prepare for next week’s presentation night
Sun Oct 20Mackay Road Runners Presentation Dinner – Mackay Surf Club, East Point Drive, Mackay Harbour6.30pmSOCIAL